Established in 1847, Hollywood Cemetery is a fully operational cemetery located in Richmond, Virginia. Located on the banks of the James River in the state capital of Virginia, the cemetery spans 135 acres of valleys, hills, and stately trees. Its natural and architecutral beauty sets it apart from the grid-like layout of modern cemeteries and its natural beauty has earned its recognition as a registered arboretum.
Hollywood Cemetery has been a fully operational cemetery since the 19th century. Lots, crypts, and niches are still available for purchase, so you can take your place in history among presidents, generals, authors, and other famous notables.
Hollywood Cemetery was designed in 1847 as a “rural” style garden cemetery to escape the grid-like monotony of city cemeteries. Landscape architect, John Notman, specifically left trees and other plants untouched when designing the cemetery's landscape in order to create a peaceful haven for Richmonders. Today, our 135 acres of valleys and hills are covered with heritage roses, stately trees, and other blooms that live up to the name of a garden cemetery. In 2017, Hollywood Cemetery was named a recognized arboretum with the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.
Hollywood Cemetery was vandalized on the night of Friday, March 12, leaving many of the historic grave markers damaged. At this time the matter is under investigation by authorities. If you are interested in supporting Hollywood Cemetery's restoration efforts, please make a donation by clicking on the link below.